As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century.
Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will be accompanied by discussions examining whether these films are a fair representation of the past, and asking what they may be able to contribute to an understanding of the future.
Films include Bongo Erotico, a surreal nightmare of bisexual lust from 1950s’ Wishaw; groundbreaking documentary of Edinburgh queer life in the 80s, Coming Out; and Pratibha Parmar’s experimental 1990 short, Bhangra Jig, which follows a young Asian woman walking the streets of Glasgow with signs of colonialism ever-present.
- Bongo Erotico (1959, 9m)
- Come Dancing (1970, 13m)
- Coming Out (1983, 20m)
- Bhangra Jig (1991, 4m)